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ISSN: 2667-1417
CN: 12-1468/O6

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of electrically conductive polymers and polymer nanocomposites and their applications

Additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3D) printing, offers a unique solution for fabricating complex geometries with high tolerances. Currently, many commercial additive manufacturing machines...

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Self-rechargeable energizers for sustainability

Electrical energy generation and storage have always been complementary to each other but are often disconnected in practical electrical appliances. Recently, efforts to combine both energy generation...

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Surface strain-enhanced MoS2 performance as a cathode catalyst in lithium–sulfur batteries

Lithium–sulfur batteries (LSBs) are one of the main candidates for the next generation of energy storage systems. To improve the performance of LSBs, we herein propose the use of strained MoS2 (s-MoS2)...

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Porous fixed-bed photoreactor for boosting C–C coupling in photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Solar-driven CO2 conversion to chemical fuels in an aqueous solution is restricted not only by photocatalysts but also by mass transfer. Here, a regulatable three-phase interface on a porous fixed-bed...

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Pseudo-concentrated electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

Lithium metal batteries suffer from short lifespans and low Coulombic efficiency (CE) due to the high reactivity of Li and the poor stability of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI). Herein, we propose...

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Magic hybrid structure as multifunctional electrocatalyst surpassing benchmark Pt/C enables practical hydrazine fuel cell integrated with energy-saving H2 production

A hybrid catalyst structure can provide abundant active sites and tailored electronic properties, but the major challenge lies in achieving delicate control over its composition and architecture to...

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Bioinspired iron porphyrins with appended poly-pyridine/amine units for boosted electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction

Developing highly efficient electrocatalysts for the CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) has attracted increasing interest in the past decade. Herein, we report on the design and synthesis of Fe porphyrin...

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Stable Ni-rich layered oxide cathode for sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium battery

Sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries (ASSLIBs) are one of the most promising energy storage technologies due to their high safety and ionic conductivity. To achieve greater energy density,...

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Tailoring the adsorption behavior of superoxide intermediates on nickel carbide enables high-rate Li–O2 batteries

Probing the relationship between the adsorption of superoxide species and the kinetics of Li–O2 chemistry is critical for designing superior oxygen electrodes for the Li–O2 battery, yet the modulation...

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Thermally rearranged covalent organic framework with flame-retardancy as a high safety Li-ion solid electrolyte

Solid polymer electrolytes have demonstrated high promise to solve the safety problems caused by conventional liquid electrolytes in lithium ion batteries. However, the inherent flammability of most...

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Sputtered MoN nanolayer as a multifunctional polysulfide catalyst for high-performance lithium–sulfur batteries

Two major obstacles for the practical application of lithium–sulfur batteries are sluggish redox kinetics and the shuttle effect of lithium polysulfides (LiPSs). Herein, MoN nanolayer-decorated multilayer...

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Insight into the underlying competitive mechanism for the shift of the charge neutrality point in a trilayer-graphene field-effect transistor

Layer-number modulation in graphene has become a recent focus of research due to the superior degree of freedom that can be achieved in terms of magic-angle, wettability, superconductivity, and superlattices....

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Ni single-atom sites supported on carbon aerogel for highly efficient electroreduction of carbon dioxide with industrial current densities

Finding highly efficient electrocatalysts for the CO2 electroreduction reactions (CO2RR) that have high selectivity and appreciable current density to meet commercial application standards remains a...

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Phosphated IrMo bimetallic cluster for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction

Developing low-cost, high-performance electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is essential for producing hydrogen from renewable energy sources. Herein, we report phosphated IrMo...

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Suppressed recombination for monolithic inorganic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with an approximate efficiency of 23%

Potentially temperature-resistant inorganic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells (TSCs) are promising devices for boosting efficiency past the single-junction silicon limit. However, undesirable non-radiative...

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Recent progress in cathodic reduction-enabled organic electrosynthesis: Trends, challenges, and opportunities

Compared with general redox chemistry, electrochemistry using the electron as a potent, controllable, yet traceless alternative to chemical oxidants/reductants usually offers more sustainable options...

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Defect engineering in molybdenum-based electrode materials for energy storage

Molybdenum-based materials have stepped into the spotlight as promising electrodes for energy storage systems due to their abundant valence states, low cost, and high theoretical capacity. However,...

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Improving NiNX and pyridinic N active sites with space-confined pyrolysis for effective CO2 electroreduction

Even though various nickel–nitrogen–carbon (Ni-N-C) combinations are prospective low-cost catalysts for the CO2 electroreduction reaction (CO2RR), which is one avenue for attaining carbon neutrality,...

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Trimethoxyboroxine as an electrolyte additive to enhance the 4.5 ​V cycling performance of a Ni-rich layered oxide cathode

Ni-rich layered oxides are attractive cathode materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their high energy density. However, their large-scale application is seriously hindered by their...

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Single atomic cobalt electrocatalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction

Robust oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts are essential for energy storage and conversion devices, but their development remains challenging. Herein, we design a single-atom catalyst featuring...

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Engineering iron-group bimetallic nanotubes as efficient bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for flexible Zn–air batteries

Air cathode performance is essential for rechargeable zinc–air batteries (ZABs). In this study, we develop a self-templated synthesis technique for fabricating bimetallic alloys (FeNi3), bimetallic...

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ITO@TiO2 nanoarray: An efficient and robust nitrite reduction reaction electrocatalyst toward NH3 production under ambient conditions

Ambient electrochemical nitrite (NO2-) reduction is viewed as an effective and sustainable approach for simultaneously removing NO2- and producing ammonia (NH3). However, the complex multi-electron...

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Biodegradable composite polymer as advanced gel electrolyte for quasi-solid-state lithium-metal battery

The development of low-cost and eco-friendly gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) with a wide window, ideal compatibility, and structural stability is an effective measure to achieve safe high-energy-density...

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A potential-driven switch of activity promotion mode for the oxygen evolution reaction at Co3O4/NiOxHy interface

Co3O4 spinel oxides have manifested promising activity toward the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) through effective modifications. For them to become top electrocatalysts, however, accurate accounts...

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Toward dendrite-free and anti-corrosion Zn anodes by regulating a bismuth-based energizer

Aqueous rechargeable zinc metal batteries display high theoretical capacity along with economical effectiveness, environmental benignity and high safety. However, dendritic growth and chemical corrosion...

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